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Dallas-area teenager killed when officer fires into car

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BALCH SPRINGS, Texas (AP) - A 15-year-old boy has died after a Dallas-area police officer fired into a car that authorities say was being driven in an "aggressive manner."

Balch Springs police Chief Jonathan Haber said at a news conference Sunday that officers heard gunshots after responding to a call of drunken teenagers in a neighborhood.

He says officers grew concerned when the car backed down a street, prompting one unidentified officer to fire.

Lee Merritt, an attorney representing the boy's family, said the teen killed was high school freshman Jordan Edwards. He was shot Saturday night and died at a hospital.

Merritt says the car wasn't being driven aggressively and that the teens in the car weren't the ones police had been called about.

He says the family wants the officer arrested and charged.

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